NEW MUSIC: Bryan Estepa – Trick of the Light [video]

In 2020, Bryan Estepa released two new songs, continuing on from the success of his exceptional 2019 album Sometimes I Just Don’t Know. The second of those singles, ‘Admit Now, Pay Later’, received a video premiere on Rolling Stone Australia, was featured on NME Australia and had strong national radio airplay – including selection as one of the featured Singles of the Week on 2ser FM in Sydney.  ‘Trick of The Light’, … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Bryan Estepa – Trick of the Light [video]

INTERVIEW: Bryan Estepa

Bryan Estepa has embraced fatherhood, is approaching middle-age, and now, five albums into his solo career, he finds those life events being reflected in his songwriting and approach to the music business.  On the day of his launch gig for his new album Every Little Thing, Estepa is surprisingly calm, even when having to be interviewed via video in his car as he momentarily escapes … Continue reading INTERVIEW: Bryan Estepa

ALBUM REVIEW: Bryan Estepa & The Tempe Two – Every Little Thing

Bryan Estepa returns with album number five and it continues the rich vein of effortless 70s singer/songwriter vibes, a dose of soulful yacht rock and the sweet and lonesome side of country music. Every Little Thing finds Estepa reconfiguring his band (The Tempe Two) to a trio of bass, drums and guitars and it was a good call, it suits his songs perfectly. It allows … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Bryan Estepa & The Tempe Two – Every Little Thing

NEWS: Glide/William Arthur tribute show

  Glide were one of Sydney’s best loved indie guitar bands of the 90’s, led by singer, guitarist and principal songwriter William Arthur. Sadly Arthur passed away 15 years ago leaving a big hole in the local music scene so it is no surprise that an impressive line-up of musicians are gathering at The Vanguard on August 22nd to pay tribute. Artists performing include Knievel, Croons … Continue reading NEWS: Glide/William Arthur tribute show

FAVOURITE ALBUMS OF 2013

2013 was a pretty strong year for music. From the established artists hitting their late-period straps to newcomers breathing new life into old forms, it felt like a year where a whole range of styles rose to the top. There were plenty of surprises with new albums appearing out of the blue from Bowie and MBV and also irritating marketing campaigns that felt like they … Continue reading FAVOURITE ALBUMS OF 2013

2013 MID YEAR FAVOURITE ALBUMS

Here we are again at list time, halfway through 2013 and already there have been a swathe of great albums released. We’ve been listening to an eclectic mix of stuff as usual including dub electronica, skronking freeform saxophone, abrasive art rock, retro-leaning post punk and heartstring americana. These are the records we’ve loved the most from what we’ve heard this year. There will be others … Continue reading 2013 MID YEAR FAVOURITE ALBUMS

SONIC KICKS: Bryan Estepa

Sydney songwriter Bryan Estepa has released a bunch of albums that just get better and better, culminating in this year’s brilliant Heart Vs Mind (review) which bursts with glorious harmonies built on classic power pop and slight detours into americana and yacht rock. It shows a musician who isn’t afraid to play to his strengths and channel all the musical influences that have to date … Continue reading SONIC KICKS: Bryan Estepa

ALBUM REVIEW: Bryan Estepa | Heart vs Mind

by Chris Familton Sydney songwriter Bryan Estepa has been releasing music for a decade now and on Heart vs Mind he has consolidated those years of songwriting, performing and developing his craft to produce a superb album that excels in effortless, meticulous and timeless songwriting. The predominant feature of the record is how versatile Estepa is as a musical magpie. He dips into all manner of stylistic pools, whether … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Bryan Estepa | Heart vs Mind